LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson Monday announced his intent to grant 21 pardons, including two for criminal activity in Sebastian county and one restoration of firearm rights only.

An additional 55 clemency requests were denied and 4 had no action taken upon them. These include requests from both inmates and non-inmates.

The applicants intended for pardons have completed all jail time, fulfilled all parole and probationary requirements and paid all fines related to their sentences. There is a 30-day waiting period to receive public feedback on the notices before final action is taken.

Governor Hutchinson intends to grant pardons to Paul L. Bowden of Pottsville for the offense of burglary, A Class B felony and theft of property, a Class C Felony.

This notice is issued based on the date of convictions -- 1990, Sebastian County -- the fact that all terms of the applicant’s sentence have been completed and there have been no further criminal-law violations. There are no law enforcement objections to the application.

A pardon is also intended for Iva M. White of Charleston for attempted theft by deception, a Class C Felony.

This notice is issued based on the date of conviction -- 1992, Sebastian County -- the fact that all terms of the applicant’s sentence have been completed and there have been no further criminal-law violations. There are no law enforcement objections to the application.